Teen critically injured in Jones Co. accident

Teen critically injured in Jones Co. accident

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A two vehicle accident Monday afternoon left a teenager critically injured.

According to the Jones County Fire Council, around 2:40 p.m., Calhoun and Pleasant Ridge Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of the accident on Highway 84 West eastbound near the intersection of 84 West and Highway 28.

Two Powers volunteers were nearby when the accident occurred and also responded.

When units arrived on scene, they found a white car to the side of the eastbound lanes on Highway 84 West with extensive damage to its driver's side, and a red F-250 truck with damage to its front-end on the opposite side of the eastbound lanes.

According to reports, the driver of the white car was critically injured and transported by EMServ ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel. She was then transported to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg for treatment due to the severity of her injuries.

The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital.

Emergency personnel on scene included Calhoun, Pleasant Ridge and Powers Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Sheriff's Department, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell and Mississippi Highway Patrol.